In this letter fifty seven MEPs urge Israel to honour the demand made by the EU and grant access to its election observation exploratory mission in order to support and observe the upcoming Palestinian elections.
Written question co-signed by MEP Tineke Strik on the distribution of funds to Belarus civil society.
Written Question/Reply: Secure data transfer for Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories (OTs)
The EU does not recognise the sovereignty of Israel over the territories the country has occupied since 1967 (OTs) and applies a policy of differentiation vis-à-vis Israel and the OTs. In areas such as trade, origin labelling and EU-funded programmes, the EU has put measures in place to ensure that Israeli settlements in the OTs are not treated as part of Israel.
Likewise, the EU’s 2011 adequacy decision for Israel, which allows for the free flow of personal data, states in Article 2 that it should be applied in accordance with international law, i.e. excluding the OTs.
However, Israel treats the settlements as part of its territory for most purposes, including data transfer.
Between 2007 and 2020, the European Union (EU) and its member states provided no less than 11.6 billion euros in aid to the DRC, making the country the fifth largest recipient of EU aid in the world. The EU, as a major donor to the DRC, therefore has a crucial role to play in encouraging transparent governance of the country while ensuring that corrupt funds do not enter the European market.
Pushbacks at our external borders have become a widespread practice. Why are these violations so persistent, and what can be done to stop them? We need a wider scope of the newly proposed monitoring mechanism, stricter enforcement of the rules and stronger scrutiny from the European Parliament and Commission.
In this report, drafted after an ad hoc visit to Greece in March 2020, the Council of Europe's anti-torture committee (CPT) once again urges the Greek authorities to change their approach towards immigration detention and to ensure that migrants deprived of their liberty are treated both with dignity and humanity.
In this webinar hosted by Human Rights Watch, End Pushbacks Partnership and Refugee Rights Europe on the 19th November 2020, Tineke Strik intervened at minute 1:10:43.
Letter from Mr Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of Frontex to Mr David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament on Frontex maritime operations at EU external borders (11/11/2020)
Letter from Mr Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Chairman of the LIBE Committee to Mr Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of Frontex on Activities of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Greece (4/11/2020)